Johnny asked: “Does sannakkhandha perform the function of valuation apart from memory retrieval, labeling, and identification?”
It is the mansikara cetasika that does memory retrieval.
– Defiled vedana and sanna can arise automatically IF one has kama raga (in the case of the attractive lady.) That means the same as saying one has “kama gati.”
– If it is an Arahant or an Anagami, such defiled vedana and sanna cannot arise. No “kama gati” left in them.